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OffStage is a compilation of all the performing arts news for the Kansas City region, including Topeka, Lawrence, and Columbia. For our calendar of show and audition listings, magazine archives, and a whole lot more visit www.kcstage.com
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Comedy superstar Tommy Davidson stops by KC Live | KCLive.tv

Comedy superstar Tommy Davidson stops by KC Live | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

He's been cracking up television and movie audiences for years, from his days on "In Living Color", to movies like "Booty Call", "Black Dynamite", and "Ace Ventura 2"!  Comedy icon Tommy Davidson is in Kansas City for performance at the Kansas City Improv!

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From The Twin Cities To KC: A New Executive Director For Charlotte Street Foundation | KCUR

Charlotte Street Foundation today announced its new executive director: Julie Gordon Dalgleish, a 30-year veteran of arts and cultural organizations and foundations.

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Everybody shines in KCAT's Picnic | The Pitch

Everybody shines in KCAT's Picnic | The Pitch | OffStage | Scoop.it
Some live for theater and some for the theater experience, the kind that stays with you long after the curtain call. The Kansas City Actors Theatre has opened its "A Classic American Summer" series with a Picnic for both segments of theater lovers.
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Charlotte Street Foundation names Minnesotan Julie Gordon Dalgleish as new director | KansasCity.com

Charlotte Street Foundation names Minnesotan Julie Gordon Dalgleish as new director | KansasCity.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
The Charlotte Street Foundation has a new director, Minnesota-based arts leader Julie Gordon Dalgleish, a former program director at the Archibald Bush Foundation.
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Kansas City has ELEGANCE?! | Musical Theatre Heritage

HELLO, DOLLY! Tickets at www.MusicalTheaterHeritage.com or 816.842.9999 Musical Theater Heritage presents HELLO, DOLLY! August 8-25 at The off Center Theatre...
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Altos, tenors and train conductors | LJWorld.com

Hugo Vera wanted to give back.

“The city has a special place in my heart,” says the Kansas University alumnus, who is beginning his fifth season with New York’s Metropolitan Opera.

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Hooked on square dancing | Lawrence.com

Hooked on square dancing | Lawrence.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Look at the clusters of faces as they spin back and forth, and one thing stands out: There’s a big smile on every one. That tends to happen when you square dance, say members of Lawrence’s Happy Time Squares.
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Why Hello, Dolly! | The Vignette

Why Hello, Dolly! | The Vignette | OffStage | Scoop.it

That outspoken matchmaker, Dolly Levi, is in Kansas City and you don’t want to miss the chance to see her.

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Barn Players Playhouse receives audio gift in time for 'Spring Awakening' | examiner.com

Barn Players Playhouse receives audio gift in time for 'Spring Awakening' | examiner.com | OffStage | Scoop.it

The sound quality for The Barn Players Playhouse in Mission, KS gets an enhancement with a donation of special audio equipment from the International House of Music in Los Angeles, said Pat Paton, director of Media Relations for The Barn.

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'Hello, Dolly' comes to Musical Theater Heritage | KCLive.tv

'Hello, Dolly' comes to Musical Theater Heritage | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

It's been a crowd-pleasing musical since it debuted on Broadway in 1964. Musical Theater Heritage is putting the timeless classic "Hello, Dolly" on stage in Kansas City.

 
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Help Pick Future Starlight Seasons | Starlight Theatre

Help Pick Future Starlight Seasons | Starlight Theatre | OffStage | Scoop.it

We highly value your opinions and comments on your Starlight Theatre experiences in 2013. In addition, we invite your input on prospective Broadway shows for future Starlight seasons!

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World Choral Fest Grows From Kansas City Roots | KCUR

World Choral Fest Grows From Kansas City Roots | KCUR | OffStage | Scoop.it

The very first World Choral Fest was held last month in Dublin, Ireland, and it was the brainchild of a Kansas City choir director.

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Tenor duo of Gulley and Granner bring their operatic voices to Kansas City | KCLive.tv

Tenor duo of Gulley and Granner bring their operatic voices to Kansas City | KCLive.tv | OffStage | Scoop.it

Ben Gulley and Nathan Granner blend their tenor voices to entertain audiences around the country. Now they're bringing their talent to KC for a one-night-only performance.

 
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Arts commission filling in details on report | Midtown KC Post

Arts commission filling in details on report | Midtown KC Post | OffStage | Scoop.it

Consultants are getting feedback and reviewing their vast draft plan for expanding arts and culture in the city.

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Ageless drive-in making move to digital age | cjonline.com

Ageless drive-in making move to digital age | cjonline.com | OffStage | Scoop.it
Having likely shown the 1953 classics "From Here to Eternity" and "It Came From Outer Space" during its first year of operation, the Midway Drive-In movie theater in Osawatomie will have to convert to digital technology by the end of this year.
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Edelman: Bikinis Hold Up American Heartland’s Last Hurrah | KC Confidential

Edelman: Bikinis Hold Up American Heartland’s Last Hurrah | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

Bouncy, happy middle-aged chicks having a great time reliving the fabulous girl group hits of the 60s….

I’m talking about the audience, not the cast, of American Heartland Theatre‘s farewell production THE BIKINIS, now through August 24 at the venue on the 3rd floor of Crown Center. Don’t get me wrong– the cast was having a ball, too.

 

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Four Years of kcjazzlark

I sat in one of the big, plush chairs up front, the one that seems to swallow you up, because all other seats were filled. I’d heard a variation of this group here last year. Andy’s rugged yet sinuous tenor sax bounced off of and wove through Hermon’s always inventive trumpet. That’s when I decided this is the group I wanted to open this year’s Prairie Village Jazz Festival.

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Edelman: Unicorn Throws 40th Birthday Bash, Unleashes Sexy Slate for Upcoming Season | KC Confidential

Edelman: Unicorn Throws 40th Birthday Bash, Unleashes Sexy Slate for Upcoming Season | KC Confidential | OffStage | Scoop.it

ne of the best shows of KC’s summer musical theater season went down last night at the Unicorn…

Sorry if you missed it.

 

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Talking Horse Productions & Phoenix Programs, Inc. | Paul Pepper

Guests: Ed Hanson, Talking Horse Productions, "The Man with the Plastic Sandwich"

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